From Idealism To Practicality


December 14, 2022

Dan Stevens

New County Clerk, Jazmine Wingert, pauses for a photo with new Stephenson County Board Chairman, Scott Helms.

There are 16 members of the Stephenson County Board, so nine votes were needed in order to be seated as the new County Board Chairman. And while all of it was supposed to take place at Monday Night's special Reorganization Meeting of the Board, it became quickly obvious that the respective camps had been doing a lot of work behind the scenes.

During Public comment, the first five people to speak all implored the Board to keep Bill Hadley as Chairman, with several comments making it a point to bash Scott Helms – even to the point of bringing his wife into the argument – as comments were...

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